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Real Time Location Services: Technologies and Global Markets

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Real Time Location Services: Technologies and Global Markets
Published: December 26, 2019 Content info: 184 Pages
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Report Highlights:

The global market for real time location services/systems should grow from $3.7 billion in 2019 to reach $10.6 billion by 2024 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.6% for the period of 2019-2024.

Hardware as a segment of the global market for real time location services/systems should grow from $1.6 billion in 2019 to reach $4.4 billion by 2024 at a CAGR of 22.4% for the period of 2019-2024.

Services as a segment of the global market for real time location services/systems should grow from $1.3 billion in 2019 to reach $3.8 billion by 2024 at a CAGR of 24.6% for the period of 2019-2024.

Report Scope:

BCC Research defines real-time location system or services (RTLS) as a system that uses either of a number of technologies (such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ultrawideband, RFID, and GPS) to detect the current (real-time) geolocation of a target. At times, a real-time location system can use a combination of different technologies to achieve a result with higher accurancy (e.g. GPS combined with Wi-Fi). In real-time location system, the target that is tracked can be anything from a vehicle to an item in a manufacturing plant or logistics to a person (as in healthcare space).

The global market for real-time location services is witnessing strong growth across geographies. RTLS-capable products are used in an ever-increasing number of sectors including supply chain management (SCM), logistics, transportation, healthcare, military, retail, recreation, postal and courier services, as well as education space. The developed regions - North America and Europe (especially Western Europe) are the largest market for RTLS. However, APAC is witnessing the strongest growth and is expected to significantly increase its market share in the coming years.

The scope of this report covers the global market for real-time location service technologies for various end-user application industry. The market is broken down by type, technologies, application, end use industry, and region, which are further discussed in detail. Revenue forecasts from 2019 to 2024 are given for each market segments, and regional market with estimated values derived from manufacturers' total revenues.

The report also includes a discussion of the major players across each regional market. Further, it explains the major drivers and regional dynamics of the market and current trends within the industry.

The report concludes with a special focus on the vendor landscape and includes detailed profiles of the major vendors.

Detailed Inclusions and exclusions:

  • For the purpose of this report, real-time location system or services (RTLS) is defined as a system/ solution/ service that uses either of a number of technologies (such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ultrawideband, RFID, and GPS) to detect the current (real-time) geolocation of a target (where the target can be anything from a vehicle to an item in a manufacturing plant to a person).
  • For the purpose of this report, both indoor real time positioning and outdoor real time positiong are considered as RTLS. Hence, both indoor RTLS (which includes RFID, BLE, Wi-Fi, UWB, etc., and outdoor RTLS (mainly global positioning system/GPS, but also includes some usage of RFID, Wi-Fi, etc.). Are within the scope of this report.
  • RFID includes active RFID, passive RFID and battery-assisted passive (BAP) RFID. While active RFID and BAP RFID are actual RTLS, passive RFID can be used for very simplistic locating systems (can be read through at choke points) and hence is also considered within the scope of the report.
  • The report includes other technologies that be used for RTLS such as infrared, ultrasound, ZigBee in the "Others" segment within the technology categorization in the report. However, these technologies are not discussed in detail as their market share is expected to be very low.
  • The report includes hardware, software as well as services revenue of the companies active in the global Real-Time Location Services market.
  • In hardware, the report covers various types of hardware such as tags, readers, etc.
  • The report excludes the revenue from stand-alone service providers (such as educational services, consulting, maintenance, etc.).
  • The report carefully considers companies that are not actual manufacturers and/or service providers and may just rebrand the product and sell it in the market (white labelling), so as to prevent double counting of revenue.
  • Revenue forecasts from 2019 to 2024 are given for each segment and regional market, with estimated values are derived from manufacturers' total revenues).
  • Location based services (LBS) is similar but different market and hence is out of scope of this report. This report identifies LBS as a different market, wherein, LBS is defined as location-based services that are offered through a mobile phone by taking into account the device's geographical location. LBS also uses real-time geo-data from a mobile device or smartphone (using either cellular tower coverage, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth) to provide information, entertainment or security. However, the key difference between LBS and RTLS is that LBS uses a user's mobile phone and its real-time geo data, RTLS uses a tag, badge, or sender that transmits real-time data (i.e., a hardware for real time data).

The report begins by introducing the reader to how the market has evolved over time and how various factors are impacting the market. The report then proceeds to identify the following -

  • Primary forces with a direct impact on the markets.
  • Secondary forces that have an indirect impact.
  • Key funding and financing in this space, which are particularly supportive for new entrants.
  • Some key challenges that may hinder the growth of this market.
  • Key trends visible in the market.
  • Important applications of real-time location services, along with key technology segments.
  • Demand in the North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC).

Report Includes:

  • 71 tables
  • A descriptive study of technologies and global markets for the real time location system or services (RTLS)
  • Analyses of global market trends with data from 2018, estimates for 2019, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2024
  • Assessment of widespread application markets of RTLS technologies across major geographical regions - North America, Europe, APAC, South America and MEA
  • Information on market dynamics, regulatory landscape, trend analysis and mergers and acquisitions within the global ICT industry
  • Patent analysis covering all types of RTLS solutions and their allotments by major assignee types
  • Company profiles of market leading players, including AIRTLS, Cerner Corp., Midmark Corp., Sonitor Technologies AS and Zebra Technologies Corp.
Table of Contents
Product Code: IFT150A

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Study Goals and Objectives
  • Reasons for Doing This Study
  • Scope of Report
  • Information Sources
  • Methodology
  • Geographic Breakdown
  • Analyst's Credentials
  • BCC Custom Research
  • Related BCC Research Reports

Chapter 2: Summary and Highlights

Chapter 3: Market and Technology Background

  • Evolution of the RTLS Market
  • RTLS Technologies
    • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
    • Global Positioning System (GPS)
    • Wi-Fi
    • Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
    • Ultra-Wideband (UWB)
    • Hybrid RTLS
  • Tracking Approaches (Methods for Determining the Location)
    • Distance/ Distance-Based (Lateration) Techniques
    • Angle/ Angle-Based (Angulation) Techniques
  • Various Stakeholders in the Global RTLS Market
    • Diversified Technology Majors
    • Healthcare Technology Players (such as Halma, which owns CenTrak)
    • Semiconductor, Sensor and Related Product Manufacturers
    • Location-Based Service (LBS) and Technology Providers
  • Growth of the Global RTLS Market
  • Major Market Forces
    • Growing Need for Security and Safety of Goods and Assets in Transit
    • Aging Population and Patients, Especially in Developed Regions That Require Monitoring
    • Regulatory Compliance Across Multiple End-User Industries
    • Declining Price of Products and Emergence of New Companies in the Location and Asset Tracking Space
    • Need to Increase Return on Investment (ROI), while Increasing Efficiency and Decreasing Operational Costs
    • Growing Demand for Workplace Security
  • Key Selection Criteria
    • Power/Battery Consumption
    • Coverage/Operating Range
    • Security
    • Hardware Cost (Intial Implementation Cost)
    • Cost of Ownership/ Operating Cost
    • Accuracy/ Possible Measurement Error
  • Key Strategies Used in the Global RTLS Market
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Partnerships
    • Expansion to Emerging Markets

Chapter 4: RTLS Technologies and Global Markets, by Type

  • Hardware
    • Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Location Tags
    • WiFi Location Tags
    • Infrared Location Tags
    • Passive Location RFID Tags
    • Active RFID Location Tags
    • Battery-Assisted RFID Location Tags
  • Software
    • Standalone versus Full Stack/All-in-One Software
  • Services

Chapter 5: Global Market for RTLS by Type of Technology

  • RFID
  • Wi-Fi
  • UWB (Ultra-Wideband)
  • Bluetooth/ BLE
    • Angle-of-Departure (AoD), Angle-of-Arrival (AoA) and Bluetooth 5.1
  • GPS

Chapter 6 Global Market for RTLS Technologies by End-Use Application

  • Asset tracking and monitoring
  • Access Control/ Security
  • Inventory Management
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Employee Tracking
  • Workplace Safety
  • Others

Chapter 7: Global Market for RTLS Technologies by End-Use Industry

  • Healthcare
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Manufacturing & Automotive
  • Retail
  • Government & Defense
  • Education
  • Oil & Gas, Mining
  • Others

Chapter 8: Global Market for RTLS Technologies by Region

  • North America
    • United States
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • U.K.
    • Spain
    • Other Countries and Regions in Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • Japan
    • China
    • Australia
    • India
    • Other Countries in APAC
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
  • South America
  • Analysis of Key Geographies

Chapter 9: Industry Structure and Patent Analysis

  • Key Trends in the Market
    • Hospitals and Healthcare Continue to Be the Key End-User Sector
    • Emergence of New Sectors such as Sports and Games
    • Continued Growth and Acceptance in Emerging Regions
    • Very Strong Expected Growth of Online Retail
    • Strong Growth of Education Sector in Emerging Regions
    • Increasing Focus on Workplace Safety
  • Venture Capital Funding and Investments
  • Industry Challenges and Concerns
    • Technological Acceptance and Know-How
    • Integration Issues
    • High Initial Implementation Cost
    • Maintenance Issues and Costs
  • Patent Activity

Chapter 10: Company Profiles

  • AIRFINDER (LINK LABS)
  • AIRTLS BV
  • ALIEN TECHNOLOGY CORP.
  • AVERY DENNISON CORP.
  • CASSIA NETWORKS INC.
  • CENTRAK INC.
  • CERNER CORP.
  • DECAWAVE LTD.
  • GUARD RFID SOLUTIONS INC.
  • IDENTEC GROUP CORP. (IDENTEC GROUP AG)
  • IMPINJ INC.
  • KONTAKT.IO
  • KONTAKT.IO
  • LEANTEGRA INC.
  • LITUM TECHNOLOGIES
  • MIDMARK CORP.
  • MIST SYSTEMS (JUNIPER NETWORKS INC.)
  • MOJIX INC.
  • OMNI-ID USA INC.
  • QUUPPA OY
  • REDPINE SIGNALS INC.
  • SAVI TECHNOLOGY INC.
  • SEWIO NETWORKS S.R.O.
  • SMARTRAC N.V.
  • SONITOR TECHNOLOGIES AS
  • STANLEY HEALTHCARE
  • STATSPORTS GROUP LTD.
  • TELETRACKING TECHNOLOGIES INC.
  • TRACKTIO
  • ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORP.

List of Tables

  • Summary Table: Global Market for Real Time Location Services/Systems, by Segment, Through 2024
    • Table 1: Global Markets for RTLS Technologies, by Region, Through 2024
    • Table 2: Major Market Forces for Real Time Location Services and Their Impact
    • Table 3: Key RTLS Technologies Comparison
    • Table 4: Key Selection Criteria for RTLS Technologies and Their Importance
    • Table 5: Some Recent Acquisitions in the Global RTLS Technologies Market
    • Table 6: Global Market for RTLS Technologies, by Type, Through 2024
    • Table 7: Global Market for Hardware Segment of RTLS Technologies, Through 2024
    • Table 8: Global Market for Software Segment of RTLS Technologies, Through 2024
    • Table 9: Global Market for Services Segment of RTLS Technologies, Through 2024
    • Table 10: Global Market for RTLS Technologies, by Type, Through 2024
    • Table 11: Global Market Share for RTLS Technologies, by Type, 2018-2024
    • Table 12: Global Market for RFID Technology, Through 2024
    • Table 13: Global Market for Wi-Fi Technology, Through 2024
    • Table 14: Global Market forUWB Technology, Through 2024
    • Table 15: Global Market for BLE Technology, Through 2024
    • Table 16: Global Market for GPS Technology, Through 2024
    • Table 17: Global Market for RTLS Technologies, by Application/Usage, Through 2024
    • Table 18: Global Market Share of RTLS Technologies, by Application/ Usage, 2018
    • Table 19: Global Market Share of RTLS Technologies, by Application/ Usage, 2019
    • Table 20: Global Market Share of RTLS Technologies, by Application/ Usage, 2024
    • Table 21: Global Market for RTLS Technologies used in Asset Tracking and Monitoring, Through 2024
    • Table 22: Global Market for RTLS Technologies used in Access Contol/Security, Through 2024
    • Table 23: Global Market for RTLS Technologies used in Inventory Management, Through 2024
    • Table 24: Global Market for RTLS Technologies used in Environmental Monitoring, Through 2024
    • Table 25: Global Market for RTLS Technologies used in Employee Tracking, Through 2024
    • Table 26: Global Market for RTLS Technologies used in Workplace Safety, Through 2024
    • Table 27: Global Market for RTLS Technologies, by Industry, Through 2024
    • Table 28: Global Market Share of RTLS Technologies, by Industry, 2018
    • Table 29: Global Market Share of RTLS Technologies, by Industry, 2019
    • Table 30: Global Market Share of RTLS Technologies, by Industry, 2024
    • Table 31: Global Market for RTLS Technologies in Healthcare Industry, Through 2024
    • Table 32: Global Market for RTLS Technologies in Transportation & Logistics, Through 2014
    • Table 33: Global Market for RTLS Technologies in Manufacturing & Automotive Industry, Through 2024
    • Table 34: Global Market for RTLS Technologies in Retail Industry, Through 2024
    • Table 35: Global Market for RTLS Technologies in Government & Defense Industry, Through 2024
    • Table 36: Global Market for RTLS Technologies in Education, Through 2024
    • Table 37: Global Market for RTLS Technologies in Oil & Gas, Mining Industry, Through 2024
    • Table 38: Global Market for RTLS Technologies, by Region, Through 2024
    • Table 39: Global Market Share for RTLS Technologies, by Region, 2018
    • Table 40: Global Market Share for RTLS Technologies, by Region, 2019
    • Table 41: Global Market Share for RTLS Technologies, by Region, 2024
    • Table 42: North America Market for RTLS Technologies, by Segment, Through 2024
    • Table 43: North America Market for RTLS Technologies, by Type, Through 2024
    • Table 44: North America Market for RTLS Technologies, by Application, Through 2024
    • Table 45: North America Market for RTLS Technologies, by Country, Through 2024
    • Table 46: U.S. Market for RTLS Technologies, Through 2024
    • Table 47: Canadian Market for RTLS Technologies, Through 2024
    • Table 48: Mexico Market for RTLS Technologies, Through 2024
    • Table 49: Europe Market for RTLS Technologies, by Segment, Through 2024
    • Table 50: Europe Market for RTLS Technologies, by Type, Through 2024
    • Table 51: Europe Market for RTLS Technologies, by Application, Through 2024
    • Table 52: Europe Market for RTLS Technologies, by Country, Through 2024
    • Table 53: Germany Market for RTLS Technologies, Through 2024
    • Table 54: France Market for RTLS Technologies, Through 2024
    • Table 55: Italy Market for RTLS Technologies, Through 2024
    • Table 56: U.K. Market for RTLS Technologies, Through 2024
    • Table 57: Spain Market for RTLS Technologies, Through 2024
    • Table 58: APAC Market for RTLS Technologies, by Segment, Through 2024
    • Table 59: APAC Market for RTLS Technologies, by Type, Through 2024
    • Table 60: APAC Market for RTLS Technologies, by Application, Through 2024
    • Table 61: APAC Market for RTLS Technologies, by Country, Through 2024
    • Table 62: Japan Market for RTLS Technologies, Through 2024
    • Table 63: China Market for RTLS Technologies, Through 2024
    • Table 64: Australia Market for RTLS Technologies, Through 2024
    • Table 65: India Market for RTLS Technologies, Through 2024
    • Table 66: MEA Market for RTLS Technologies, by Country, Through 2024
    • Table 67: South America Market for RTLS Technologies, by Country, Through 2024
    • Table 68: Analysis of Global Markets for RTLS Technologies, by Key Country
    • Table 69: Fundings and Investments in Global Markets for RTLS Technologies, 2011-2019
    • Table 70: Numbers of Patents (Filed and Granted) by Various Players in the RTLS Technologies Market-Global Scenario-WIPO Data Only, Since January 2017

List of Figures

  • Summary Figure: Global Market for Real-Time Location Services/Systems (RTLS), by Segment, 2018-2024
    • Figure 1: Global Market for RTLS Technologies, by Region, 2018-2024
    • Figure 2: Global Market for RTLS Technologies, by Segment, 2018-2024
    • Figure 3: Global Market for RTLS Technology in the Hardware Segment, 2018-2024
    • Figure 4: Global Market Shares of RTLS Technologies, by Segment, 2018
    • Figure 5: Global Market Shares of RTLS Technologies, by Segment, 2019
    • Figure 6: Global Market Shares of RTLS Technologies, by Segment, 2024
    • Figure 7: Global Market for RTLS Technologies in the Software Segment, 2018-2024
    • Figure 8: Global Market for RTLS Technologies in the Services Segment, 2018-2024
    • Figure 9: Global Market for RTLS Technologies, by Type, 2018-2024
    • Figure 10: Global Market Shares of RTLS Technologies, by Type, 2018
    • Figure 11: Global Market Shares of RTLS Technologies, by Type, 2019
    • Figure 12: Global Market Shares of RTLS Technologies, by Type, 2024
    • Figure 13: Global Market for RFID Technology in RTLS, 2018-2024
    • Figure 14: Global Market for WiFi Technology in RTLS, 2018-2024
    • Figure 15: Global Market for UWB Technology in RTLS, 2018-2024
    • Figure 16: Global Market for BLE Technology in RTLS, 2018-2024
    • Figure 17: Global Market for GPS Technology in RTLS, 2018-2024
    • Figure 18: Global Market for RTLS Technologies, by End-Use Application, 2018-2024
    • Figure 19: Global Market Shares of RTLS Technologies, by End-Use Application, 2018
    • Figure 20: Global Market Shares of RTLS Technologies, by End-Use Application, 2019
    • Figure 21: Global Market Shares of RTLS Technologies, by End-Use Application, 2024
    • Figure 22: Global Market for RTLS Technologies in Asset Tracking and Monitoring Applications, 2018-2024
    • Figure 23: Global Market for RTLS Technologies in Access Control/Security Applications, 2018-2024
    • Figure 24: Global Market for RTLS Technologies in Inventory Management Applications, 2018-2024
    • Figure 25: Global Market for RTLS Technologies in Environmental Monitoring Applications, 2018-2024
    • Figure 26: Global Market for RTLS Technologies in Employee Tracking Applications, 2018-2024
    • Figure 27: Global Market for RTLS Technologies for Workplace Safety Applications, 2018-2024
    • Figure 28: Global Market for RTLS Technologies, by End-Use Industry, 2018-2024
    • Figure 29: Global Market Shares of RTLS Technologies, by End-Use Industry, 2018
    • Figure 30: Global Market Shares of RTLS Technologies, by End-Use Industry, 2019
    • Figure 31: Global Market Shares of RTLS Technologies, by End-Use Industry, 2024
    • Figure 32: Global Market for RTLS Technologies in the Healthcare Industry, 2018-2024
    • Figure 33: Global Market for RTLS Technologies in Transportation and Logistics, 2018-2024
    • Figure 34: Global Market for RTLS Technologies in the Manufacturing and Automotive Industry, 2018-2024
    • Figure 35: Global Market for RTLS Technologies in the Retail Industry, 2018-2024
    • Figure 36: Global Market for RTLS Technologies in the Government and Defense Industry, 2018-2024
    • Figure 37: Global Market for RTLS Technologies in Education, 2018-2024
    • Figure 38: Global Market for RTLS Technologies in the Oil and Gas, Mining Industry, 2018-2024
    • Figure 39: Global Market for RTLS Technologies, by Region, 2018-2024
    • Figure 40: Global Market Shares of RTLS Technologies, by Region, 2018
    • Figure 41: Global Market Shares of RTLS Technologies, by Region, 2019
    • Figure 42: Global Market Shares of RTLS Technologies, by Region, 2024
    • Figure 43: North American Market for RTLS Technologies, by Segment, Through 2024
    • Figure 44: North American Market for RTLS Technologies, by Type, Through 2024
    • Figure 45: North American Market for RTLS Technologies, by End-Use Application, 2018-2024
    • Figure 46: North American Market for RTLS Technologies, by Country, 2018-2024
    • Figure 47: U.S. Market for RTLS Technologies, 2018-2024
    • Figure 48: Canadian Market for RTLS Technologies, 2018-2024
    • Figure 49: Mexican Market for RTLS Technologies, 2018-2024
    • Figure 50: European Market for RTLS Technologies, by Segment, 2018-2024
    • Figure 51: European Market for RTLS Technologies, by Type, 2018-2024
    • Figure 52: European Market for RTLS Technologies, by End-Use Application, 2018-2024
    • Figure 53: European Market for RTLS Technologies, by Country, 2018-2024
    • Figure 54: German Market for RTLS Technologies, 2018-2024
    • Figure 55: French Market for RTLS Technologies, 2018-2024
    • Figure 56: Italian Market for RTLS Technologies, 2018-2024
    • Figure 57: UK Market for RTLS Technologies, 2018-2024
    • Figure 58: Spanish Market for RTLS Technologies, 2018-2024
    • Figure 59: APAC Market for RTLS Technologies, by Segment, 2018-2024
    • Figure 60: APAC Market for RTLS Technologies, by Type, 2018-2024
    • Figure 61: APAC Market for RTLS Technologies, by End-Use Application, 2018-2024
    • Figure 62: APAC Market for RTLS Technologies, by Country, 2018-2024
    • Figure 63: Japanese Market for RTLS Technologies, 2018-2024
    • Figure 64: Chinese Market for RTLS Technologies, 2018-2024
    • Figure 65: Australian Market for RTLS Technologies, 2018-2024
    • Figure 66: Indian Market for RTLS Technologies, 2018-2024
    • Figure 67: MEA Market for RTLS Technologies, by Country, 2018-2024
    • Figure 68: South American Market for RTLS Technologies, by Country, 2018-2024
    • Figure 69: Global Patent Applications Filed and Patents Granted on RTLS Technologies Since Jan. 2017*
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